We think it’s important to keep learning all the time. With support from The California Endowment and others, DiversityRx is hosting online webinars on a variety of cross cultural health care topics. Interest is high — we have had between 300 and 1000 participants at each session, which usually features two expert presenters, write-in Q&A during the session, resource documents, and post-webinar follow-up.

Upcoming Topics

To be announced.


Previous Topics

You can access the audio-visual recordings, slides and resources from our previous webinars:

  1. Collecting and using race, ethnicity and language data - September 21, 2009

  2. Health reform and services for culturally diverse populations - October 14, 2009

  3. Two tablets...¿pero cuándo? Addressing language barriers in the pharmacy - December 11, 2009

  4. Health Literacy: Using a Self-Assessment Tool to Guide Quality Improvement in Primary Care - February 4, 2010

  5. Best Practices for Working with Health Care Translation Providers -  March 11, 2010

  6. NCQA multicultural health care distinction program - April 1, 2010

  7. New Joint Commission Standards to Improve Patient-Provider Communication - April 16, 2010

  8. Creating and sustaining a culturally responsive health care organization - Monday, May 24, 2010

  9. Another “Double Helix”: Language and Cultural Challenges in Genetic Counseling Encounters - Monday June 14, 2010

  10. The Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters: The Most Important Elements of a Professional Certification - Wednesday, September 15, 2010
  11. The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters: How to Prepare for and Take Our Certification Exams - Monday, September 20, 2010

  12. Mining the web: Useful internet resources on health, culture and diversity - November 16, 2010

  13. The Power of Peers: How Social Groups can Drive Behavior Change for Health  - April 28, 2011


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Webinar Call for Proposals 

DiversityRx hosts webinars on a monthly schedule. Our webinars are supported by the GoToWebinar platform. Announcements about our webinars go out to a combined partner mailing list of over 25,000.
We'd like to hear your ideas for an online learning event. We can host several different kinds of presentations or events:

  • 15 minute presentation in a 60 minute session (two separate presenters on a common theme—you are not responsible for suggesting both presenters, but may if you like)
  • 30 minute presentation in a 60 minute session (one presenter)
  • Peer-to-peer-discussions: 3-4 panelists engage with each other and the audience in a moderated dialogue on a specific topic. While there may be advance materials distributed, there are no formal presentations during the event itself--the emphasis is on discussion, with a short launch to get things started (20-30 minutes prepared dialogue between the panelists followed by dialogue with the audience, 60-75 minute session time)
  • Expert in the room: Participants read a journal article, report, or tool-kit in advance, and engage with the authors in a real-time dialogue by teleconference or webinar (5-10 minute launch presentation, 60 minute session time)
  • Online forum: A discussion launch (article, essay, commentary) is distributed to participants by email. Expert(s) pose discussion questions or issues to the group, and engage in Q&A and discussion with the audience by email over the course of a week on a listserv or website-based discussion forum. (1-4 featured experts per forum)

If you would like to propose a webinar presentation, please fill out our online form.

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